Enjoy a 90 minute excursion narrated by Captain Chris, a lifelong BIG BEAR QUEEN captain, who conveys Big Bear Valley’s history, including the solar observatory, Garstin Island, celebrity homes, the story of the Four Dams, some of the best fishing spots and other fun stuff in Big Bear. Within walking distance from both entrances to Big Bear Village, a tour on the QUEEN completes your mountain visit.
NOW Sailing! Reserve Your Seat NOW!Pets are welcome aboard.
Departs Daily at
11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM & 5:00PM.
The 1:00PM and 3:00PM sailing is guaranteed through Labor Day. The 11:00AM and 5:00PM sailings are with 10 or more paid reservations.
With a capacity of 55 passengers, it's perfect for intimate parties, family reunions, wedding parties and special events for a memorable experience for everybody. We can also help with food catering.Call Capt. Chris at 909-744-4948 for more info and to book your party.
Born and raised in the Big Bear Valley, Chris Bellows is an avid outdoorsman with skiing, mountain biking and sailing. In the early 1980's, he crewed for Hobie's catamaran in competitions in California. His love for the water has been his first love - and so here he is today as the owner and captian of the BIG BEAR QUEEN since 1989, taking over the helm from his father who was the owner and captain for decades prior.
The BIG BEAR QUEEN was built for Big Bear in 1973, replacing the Old Sierra, the original boat tour from the 1930's. The brand name of BIG BEAR QUEEN with it's original hull design has been taking passengers in Big Bear Lake for tours since 1965. This is the longest running tour for Big Bear Lake.
We went on the Big Bear Queen on Labor Day. It was extremely interesting and informative as Captain Chris is a long term resident of the area. Good value too.
Review by Anne K. - Nuriootpa, Australia
Captain Chris gave a spectacular tour around the lake and it almost seemed like he steered his boat right up to the moon. His boat is wide open and can go close to the shore. If you ever want history of Big Bear Lake, this is it. Family friendly, great atmosphere! I highly recommend the Queen!!!
Review by Nancy S Big Bear Lake, CA
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Happy Passengers Under Captain Chris, Since 1989.